Every couple must
obtain a marriage license before they can be married. The license
must be presented to the person who is to perform your marriage
ceremony. The license is issued to ensure the engaged couple is
legally entitled to marry. A marriage license is obtained from
Service New Brunswick locations.
note: You must make an appointment to obtain your marriage
license. There is a $100 fee for a marriage license payable to Service New Brunswick and it is valid
for three months from its date of issue. There is no waiting period.
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In order to obtain your
marriage license you must know the date on which you are going to get
married, and the name and address of your officiant. Applicants for a
marriage license are required to provide proof of identity and age by
presenting documentation such as birth certificate, passport or
driver's license. If either of the applicants have been previously
married and divorced, they are required to bring proof of divorce. If
either is widowed, the former spouse's death certificate is
required. Both parties to the marriage are to be at least 18 years of
age to marry without the consent of their parent(s) or guardian(s).
You must have two witnesses to your marriage and both
must be 19 years of age or over. They will be required to sign the
Registration of Marriage form on the day of the marriage.
Anyone who is legally entitled to be married in New
Brunswick can be married by a Unitarian Lay Chaplain regardless of
their past or current religious affiliation or non-affiliation.
The elements in a marriage ceremony can include the following but must
|Address to Family and Friends.|
|*||Affirmation of intentions|
|Address to couple|
|*||Exchange of Vows|
|Exchange of Symbols|
|Reading or Meditation or Prayer|
|*||Signing of the register|
|Candle Lighting and children's affirmation|